Marking 25 years since the demolition of the historic Babri Masjid of Ayodhya, Muslims will be recording their protest on Wednesday.
It was December 6, 1992, when a large group of Hindu extremists along with prominent members of BJP, Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) and troops of Indian Army demolished the ancient Babri mosque.
Constructed in Ayodhya in the year 1527, the mosque’s property became disputed after a movement against the structure and in favour of the ‘restoration’ of Ram Mandir was launched by extremist Hindu parties like VHP, Shiv Sena and Bajrang Dal under the leadership of Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) L. K. Advani.
According to Hindu ideology, the mosque was built on Ram Janmabhoomi or Ram Mandir. Following the demolition of the mosque, around 2,000 Muslims were massacred in parts of Delhi and Mumbai.
With tensions rising as Muslims mark 25 years since the demolition, the security in the area has been tightened by the authorities.
Even though it has been 25 years since the unfortunate event, the Indian Supreme Court failing to provide justice to the Muslims, has postponed the hearing of the mosque’s demolition case till February 8, 2018.